Characterized by a transit overpass looming overhead, the design of MTA Park employs a strong graphic language to counterbalance the enormity of infrastructural scale. The crisp geometry of the hardscape is softened by the blurred movement of the vegetation, induced by the steady stream of speeding cars, rushing trains and westerly winds.
The design scheme comprises a primary public plaza, shaded by the overpass, for large gatherings and performances surrounded by loosely programmed outdoor rooms that extend toward the edges of the property. Small entrances to the park puncture the tall, full perimeter planting allowing passersby glimpses into the site. The regular and repetitive pattern of openings along the sidewalk creates a unique cinematic experience for those driving by; a strobe effect reminiscent of passing through meticulously planted agricultural fields, a nod to the history of the Culver City site.